INTRODUCING: BEHIND THE SCENES SERIES

behind the scenes series

I’m SO EXCITED to introduce to you all the Behind the scenes series, which is  a small series of posts I will be writing about my favorite makers who are all extremely wonderful, driven and talented women! I’ve asked them a few fun questions about their lives, their passions and their businesses and you’ll be seeing the answers here on my blog. Want to know what’s your favorite maker’s favorite 90’s jam? Or cereal brand? Or perhaps their all time favorite knitting project? Then you’re in the right place! Featured makers include:

Lauren from Laurenmychelle

Jewell from North Knits

Ashley from Toasty Tribe Handmades

Lisa from Purlmore

The Petite Knitter

Heini-Maria from Swoolify

Justyna from Lady Jay Crochet

Laurel from Alabaster Purl

I wanted to write this series because I love to get to know the stories people have to tell about their lives and about the things that make them who they are. I kept the questions light and fun, and I’ve had such a good time reading everyone’s answers (seriously tho, you just can’t miss out on them)!

Stay tuned for the first part of the series that will be out on Wednesday April 4th! From there on, new posts will be published here on my blog weekly (always on Wednesdays)!

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FIRST 6 MONTHS IN FRANCE

6 MONTHS IN FRANCE YOU GUYS! Bonjour after a looong long time! Lately I’ve been feeling completely overwhelmed by how quickly time goes by and I can’t keep up with it, I mean it’s soon summer (the rain and snow can’t continue forever, right?). La vie en France has started pretty well and things have nicely fallen into place, so much so actually that I finally felt like I was ready to go back to school and decided to apply to a French university! Cool AND scary but definitely mostly just cool. I also had an opportunity to get a glimpse of the working life here in France and as an experience it was absolutely incredible!

I am also going to start creating more content about knitting as I feel like I’m full of ideas and there are some exciting things ahead! I’ll make a new category for my knitting related posts so they’ll have their own spot in the blog but everything will still be under the same roof.

But today I wanted to share with you some of my travel pictures from the cities we’ve visited during these past 6 months, as going through the pics gives me hope that one day the rain (and the snow…) will stop and summer will make a glorious return! So voilà, my snaps from Strasbourg, Nancy, Paris and Bruxelles!

STRASBOURG

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strasbourg

BRUXELLES

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NANCY & PARIS

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Once again we had only like 2 hours in Paris, so in the middle of all the running from one metro to another I didn’t really have time to snap any better pics, BUT I’m determined to visit Paris better…someday!

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EPINAL

Bonjour from Epinal! We’re finally starting to settle down after a suuuper busy week and I now have the time to sip some rosé in my trophy wife apparel which includes a fluffy bath robe and pink slippers. Two weeks ago we emptied my apartment in Turku and moved all my belongings to a 2 m2 self storage which was like playing tetris but with with furniture and boxes. We spent the last night in a cheap hotel in Turku and on Thursday morning we began our trip to Paris via Helsinki. We were traveling light this time with only 60 or so kilograms of luggage and one of the bags (which was also the heaviest) only had three functioning wheels BUT we still made it out of Paris successfully. I have now been to Paris twice and seen two train stations and the route between them + eaten two baguettes so luckily we are already planning a small weekend trip to the city. If you have any good tips to Paris please let me know!

We got the keys to our new home already Friday morning and what a dream come true this apartment is! We can actually have guests now without having to sleep side by side and you  fit more than one person in the kitchen (you also have space to turn around and move and COOK in the kitchen)! I’ll post some pictures of the place as soon as we have a bit more furniture. But don’t get me wrong, even without furniture the apartment already feels like home and the location is just perfect since the city center is just on the other side of the river. People are very friendly and polite here and even strangers say hello on the street (it makes me feel like Belle in Beauty and the Beast, yay!).  And the croissants… I mean the closest bakery is just TOO CLOSE!

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The weather is chilly and rainy at the moment so no better time to curl up on the couch and listen to some Harry Potter audiobooks (seriously addicted), au revoir!

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